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24: 10:00 P.M.-11:00 P.M.

Jack is forced to do the Drazen's bidding. CTU uncovers a lead on a second traitor. Kim witnesses the reunion of Victor and Alexis. Palmer deals with the advances of his affectionate speechwriter.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x23
Production Number: 1AFF22
Airdate: Tuesday May 14th, 2002

Guest Stars
Carlos BernardCarlos Bernard
As Tony Almeida
Dennis HopperDennis Hopper
As Victor Drazen
Misha CollinsMisha Collins
As Alexis Drazen
Penny Johnson JeraldPenny Johnson Jerald
As Sherry Palmer
Tanya WrightTanya Wright
As Patty Brooks
Xander BerkeleyXander Berkeley
As George Mason
Zeljko IvanekZeljko Ivanek
As Andre Drazen

Co-Guest Stars
Emile WilliamsEmile Williams
As Secret Service Agent
Josip KuchanJosip Kuchan
As Serbian Doctor
Paul WebsterPaul Webster
As Agent Ron
Yvette FernandezYvette Fernandez
As Reporter
Main Cast
Kiefer SutherlandKiefer Sutherland
As Jack Bauer
Dennis HaysbertDennis Haysbert
As David Palmer
Elisha CuthbertElisha Cuthbert
As Kimberly Bauer
Sarah ClarkeSarah Clarke
As Nina Myers
Leslie HopeLeslie Hope
As Teri Bauer


10:00 P.M.
As Jack drives away from the oil field, Andre Drazen calls him on the cell phone and instructs him to head for Palmer’s hotel. Andre wants the Senator to unfreeze $200 million of the Drazens’ assets, and he will call again to speak to Palmer. Once the transfer of the money is complete, Jack will have to kill the candidate...

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Episode Notes
In this episode, we find out that Nina is the mole.

So as to disclaim fans' allegations that the idea of making Nina a mole only came up at the end of Day 1, the writers published the following article explaining many so-called contradictions: "*Early in the series, Walsh gives Jack a key card and tells him that whoever's electronic signature is on the card is the dirty agent. Nina's signature is on the card. When Jack confronts Nina about the key card, she deflects his suspicion by pointing out that she was with him in Santa Barbara, Calif., the day it was last used at headquarters, and therefore someone else must have used it that day to set her up. In fact, she altered the date on the card to cover her tracks. *The dead shooter's thumb cut off by Jack in an early episode yields no ID. The speculative explanation is that "either this guy doesn't exist or else he has some friends in very high places." In fact, Nina is the "friend," erasing the record from the database. *Nina calls Jack's wife, Teri, in the car and tells her that the dead body Jack found was Alan York, thus alerting Teri that the man she is riding with in the car is not Alan York. Nina does this because she was not aware of Drazen co-conspirator Ira Gaines or the details of his plan, and thus did not know the significance of the name Alan York, or that telling Teri would tip her off that she was riding with the man assigned to kidnap her. *Jack shoots Nina, per Gaines' order. Nina and Gaines did not know of each other's existence. So, when Gaines ordered Jack to shoot Nina, he didn't know she was on his side. *Nina helps catch Jamey Farrell because she wanted to deflect her own involvement by fingering Jamey. *Nina brings Teri and Jack's daughter, Kim, to the safe house, essentially setting a trap for them to be recaptured. She then leads Teri to realize that she and Jack were lovers, turning Teri against her and giving her an excuse to leave. *Once Alexis Drazen is stabbed and taken into custody, Nina doesn't tell the Drazens because telling them about Alexis does not further her objective, which is to ensure that Palmer is assassinated by the end of the day. *Nina told the Drazens where to find Kim, to provide them with leverage to force Jack to kill Palmer. *The Drazens want Jack and his family dead. Why doesn't Nina just kill Kim and Teri when she has the chance? Because Nina's objective is Palmer's assassination and not the deaths of Jack's family. *And why does Nina help Jack so loyally throughout the season? Because Nina knows that she is more powerful with Jack's confidence than without."

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CreatorJoel Surnow  |  Robert Cochran
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